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Haiti - Insecurity : Arrest of the chief of gang Pierre Gascov, aka Bobo
15/09/2010 13:13:57

Haiti - Insecurity : Arrest of the chief of gang Pierre Gascov, aka Bobo
A major police operation was conducted on the evening of Sept. 13, has allowed the arrest of the dangerous Cite Soleil gang leader Pierre Gascov aka Bobo, aged 32 years. He was apprehended while he was in the residence of his concubine.

The band at Bobo raged for several weeks in areas of Pèlerin up to Kenscoff and was actively sought. Bobo was arrested and sentenced on June 18, 2009 and January 12 had escaped taking advantage of the earthquake.

Aristide Rosemond, head of police in Cité Soleil welcomed this important dragnet. The arrest comes just one month after the three Bobo band members were arrested at the border of the Dominican Republic. The band at Bobo is suspected of several crimes and kidnappings in recent weeks in the hills of Petion Ville.

Frantz Lerebours, spokesman for the Haitian National Police (PNH) has specified that Peter Gascov, was the subject of a spinning. Peter Gascov is suspected (among others) for organizing a kidnapping attempt in Thomassin, earlier this month, an attempt which had been 1 killed and 1 wounded, and murder, last month at Pèlerin, of Ronald Chéry, a civil servant of Haitian origin working for the US Department of Homeland Security, he had tried to prevent the kidnaping of a teenager of its family, Nadege Charlot.

According to a person in charge of the police force, Bobo would have denied any implication in the last acts which are reproached to him. The inhabitants of the hills of Petion city will they finally be able to live safely, nothing is less certain.P ierre Gascov, would have declared with the police that the band will be now directed by its number 2 known under the name of Ti Zo.

Reacting to the criticism against the small number of fugitives apprehended since the quake, the spokesman of the PNH, affirm that approximately a thousand of the 4.000 escaped prisoners were taken again. Whether 25% of the incarceration population in mare since the seism. An # affirmation that differ from those contained in the latest report from MINUSTAH, presented on September 1st, at the United Nations Security Council indicating that on August 11th 629 escaped had been arrested in Haiti on a total of 5.409 (nearly 12%) very far from the 25% reassuring that one would like to make us well believe.

In spite of recorded successes these last weeks by the PNH and the forces of support of Minustah, the criminal acts continue to be made regularly in the metropolitan region of Port-au-Prince.

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